I am a prisoner of the words in my head
I start to speak,
But the words betray me.
Afraid of what they might do.
Afraid that the words will
Expose me.
Expose my mind.
Leave me
Vulnerable.

I am a prisoner of the words in my head.
I start to speak
But I say something else.
Afraid that you will see my words
For what they really are.
Not just words.
But me.
Me in a way you've never seen before.
Me, in all my fear,
In all my weakness.
Me, open.
Not hiding under the shield that is silence,
Not hiding under blank expressions.
Cause you see, even my expressions betray me.

I am a prisoner of the words in my head.
Afraid to speak,
yet writing this for you to see.

Comments (18)

On April 7, 2010 at 1:17 AM , Bubbles said...

Fabulalalas?
lol
I like this babe

 
On April 7, 2010 at 1:24 AM , neefemi said...

funny enough i feel the same way ... i couldn't even write this, lest someone ask me about it and i be forced to talk about it ,....sigh...

love it..

 
On April 7, 2010 at 2:03 AM , Fragilelooks said...

funi enof, i feel tat way sumtimes. nicely done. i love it.

 
On April 7, 2010 at 2:23 AM , SHE said...

Sometimes, silence is safe. Isn't it?
as long as one can maintain it.

 
On April 7, 2010 at 6:25 AM , shorty said...

Nicely written...love it!

 
On April 7, 2010 at 6:50 AM , rayo said...

i kno this feeling so well. wonderful piece

 
On April 7, 2010 at 7:40 AM , sosexy said...

Cool and soulful..
Ehe oh..Your bobo go enjoy..
Keep feeding him with the lyrics he'd keep spinning.

 
On April 7, 2010 at 9:50 AM , miss.fab said...

Love the new layout!

Really feeling this post. Truth!

 
On April 7, 2010 at 9:53 AM , The Girl with the Red Hair said...

Know this feeling

 
On April 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM , Mwajim Al said...

At first, i thought you meant: prisoner of war... lol. I do like the ring to it... prisoner of my words... unique.

 
On April 7, 2010 at 1:55 PM , sweetness said...

I love ur template!! :)
Prisoner of Words (yup not war)
*even expressions betray me*
wow deep Nice one
xo

 
On April 7, 2010 at 2:40 PM , Jaycee said...

Oh wow. I love this poem. Reason: I've been a prisoner of words so many times. Still am!

 
On April 7, 2010 at 10:05 PM , seye said...

I am a prisoner of the words in my head.
Afraid to speak,
yet reading these words and reading it again.

 
On April 8, 2010 at 7:57 AM , Tisha said...

sometimes silence is golden
and sometimes it's not
pray for the wisdom to know the difference

I like the way you wrote this.

sorry i told you to get over yourself twoo weeks ago.

 
On April 8, 2010 at 8:59 AM , Miss Natural said...

lol at Tisha's comment, im sure it wasnt what u said as much as it how it sounded. Fabulola your writing are an inspiration to me. I love the template and fabulalas lol that made me lol in public :)Pls continue to pour out the myriad of thoughts in that blessed head of urs :)

 
On April 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM , ~B~ said...

I kno this feeling oh so well...but u convey it so beautifully

 
On April 8, 2010 at 4:08 PM , Myne Whitman said...

Are't we all? I am not a big talker myself but just tell me to write a story. Nice one here and I like the new layout.

 
On April 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM , Formerly stealth reader said...

feel this way hmmm. beautiful poem